Long-Stay Contributions

A long-stay contribution is a contribution towards the maintenance and accommodation costs in certain HSE or HSE-funded residential settings.

Previously this charge was called a Long-Stay Charge, but from January 1st 2017 it will then be called a Long-Stay Contribution.

The charge applies to (a) persons residing in a long-stay setting or (b) persons with an intellectual, physical or mental disability residing in community-type residences where nursing or medical care is provided.

Three types of contribution

Up until now there were just two types of Contribution, but now there are three types of Contribution.

● Category A is where there is a nurse in the building 24 hours a day;

● Category B is where there is a nurse in the building for less than 24 hours a day;

● Category C is where there is no nurse in the building for the 24 hours a day.

Most you will have to pay

● Category A Contributions are €175.00 every week;

● Category B Contributions are €130.00 every week;

● Category C Contributions are €70.00 every week.

Amounts Charged

The amount a person pays in either Class is determined by the weekly assessed income of that person.

Category A Table Applies to persons in receipt of in-patient services on premises where nursing care is provided on a 24-hour basis on those premises. 

● Category B Table Applies to persons in receipt of in-patient services on premises where nursing care is not provided on a 24-hour basis on those premises.  

● Category C Table Applies to persons who receive no nursing services, in premises such as independent-living settings.  

More information

Our Guide to Health Charges

Our Guide to Health Charges (Easy-to-Read)

Long-Stay Figures

Long-Stay Contributions (external website)

Contact information

Contact Inclusion Ireland on (01) 8559891 or info@inclusionireland.ie